Our first gold laced birds were a little too light in colour and could even be described as buff laced,a defect which unfortunately many gold lace suffer from.However during the winter 2012 we were lucky enough to aquire Linda Howletts Gold laced Orpington breeding group from Howletts Hens,which we are led to believe were of German origin.
These birds display a lovely deep red/gold base for the lacing and show excellent type and we feel that we have one of the best breeding groups in the UK.
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Gold Laced Orpington Chicken Photos
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Although this colour is not pcgb recognised for Orpingtons it does need to adhere to breed standard characteristics for colour and type.
General Characteristics: Male: Bold, upright and graceful, an active bird.
Type: Body is deep, broad and cobby. Back is nicely curved with a sharp and concave outline. Saddle is wide and slightly rising with a full hackle. Breast is deep and well rounded. Wings are small, nicely formed and carried closely to the body. The ends of the wings are almost hidden by the saddle hackle. Tail is short, compact, flowing and high but not a squirrel tail.
Head: Small and neat, fairly full over the eyes. Beak is strong and curved. Large bold eyes. Single, small comb firmly set on the head. Comb is evenly serrated and free of side sprigs. Face is smooth. Wattles are of a medium length being oblong in shape and nicely rounded at the bottom. Ear-lobes are small and elongated.
Neck: Medium in length, curved and compact with a full hackle.
Legs & Feet: Legs are short and strong. Thighs are almost hidden by the body feathers and are set well apart. Four straight and well spread toes.
Plumage: Fairly profuse but close and not soft, loose or fluffy and in the Cochin or close and hard as in the Game Fowl.
Colour: Male: Rich and bright golden hackles, neck and saddle with the wing bow and tail feather having a relatively thick black outer lacing. Breast, keel and underside are golden-brown with a relatively thick black lacing on the outer edge of each feather. The underside towards the rear is more black and less gold than the rest of the body. The wattles and comb are bright red.
Colour: Female: Hackle feathers are golden but are smaller than the males and the thick black lacing on the outer edge of the feather appears almost black. The breast, keel, wing bow, tail, saddle and thighs are golden with a relatively thick black band on the outer edge of the feather. The cushion is more black and lacks most of the golden colouration. Comb and wattle are bright red.e Orpingtons are bred as much for their looks as for their egg laying capabilities. A healthy Gold Laced Orpington hen should lay 120 – 200 eggs per year and achieve a weight of between 6 – 8lbs and a cock bird should achieve a weight of between 8 -10lbs.